The Premier Leadership Program for Agribusiness Professionals

Purpose of TAL

The Tomorrow’s Agribusiness Leaders Program is an intensive leadership development program designed to teach members of Kansas Grain and Feed Association and Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association about the state and federal legislative and regulatory process and how to be a better leader within the industry.

The Goals of TAL

The TAL program is designed to improve the leadership skills of Kansas agribusiness men and women and accomplishes that goal through five primary objectives:

  • To increase member understanding of the programs, services and representation provided by KGFA
  • To increase member understanding of the state and federal legislative process
  • To increase member understanding of the state and federal agencies that oversee the agribusiness industry in Kansas

  • To improve member leadership and communication skills through professional development sessions
  • To prepare members for possible public service through involvement in political campaigns and holding of public office

Key Benefits of the Program

Lawmakers listen to advocacy organizations like KGFA, but they really enjoy hearing from constituents who hold the power to keep them in office. Our TAL program provides Kansas Grain and Feed Association members the opportunity to learn exactly how to contact their legislator, the steps necessary to pass a law through federal and state government and how to have a meaningful conversation with elected officials on bills impacting our industry.

The TAL Program was an outstanding experience to learn, network and grow with some of the best agribusiness leaders Kansas has to offer. The experiences and friendships made in the program are tremendous and will last a lifetime.

Ryan Jones | Offerle Coop

Taylor Martin | Team Marketing Alliance

Going through the TAL program was a great and eye-opening experience for me. It was exciting to see the legislative process in action and how we, as an industry, can have a say in this process for the betterment of agriculture.

2020 Program Schedule

Jan. 21-22, 2020

Session I

An introduction to the legislative and regulatory arena in Kansas with legislative leaders and Kansas Department of Agriculture.

Topeka, KS

July 19 – 23, 2020

Session II

Personal visits with Kansas Congressional Delegation on Capitol Hill; visit National Agribusiness Associations/Organizations headquarters; visit historical sites.

Washington, D.C.

Sept. 4, 2020

Session III

Developing an informed and confident agribusiness leader; business leadership development and political activities.

Wichita, KS

Nov. 19, 2020


Recognition ceremony during the keynote breakfast at the Kansas Agri Business Expo – the largest indoor agribusiness tradeshow in the midwest.

Wichita, KS

Apply for this Year’s Class

Only members of Kansas Grain and Feed Association or Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association are eligible to apply. All applications must be submitted with two letters of reference and a color photo no later than Nov. 25, 2019.